|Birth||Sept. 19, 1843|
|Death||Jan. 17, 1930|
|Unit||12th Illinois Cavalry, Company L|
Private Josiah M Shultz
Company D/G/L, 12th Illinois Cavalry
Shultz was born in Greenville (Augusta County), Virginia on September 19, 1843. His last name was spelled “Schultz” by some Civil War sources. He was residing in Prairie City (McDonough County), Illinois when he enlisted for 3 years. The 20-year old enlisted and was mustered on December 22, 1863. Shultz served about 20 months with the regiment. He was mustered out on August 28, 1865 at St. Louis, Missouri.
During his enlistment, the unit served in several southern states (including Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas). Their duties involved picketing and scouting.
Shultz died on January 17, 1930 and is buried in the Shelton Cemetery in Shelton (Hall County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Hooker Post (#28) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Shelton.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.